Products for USB Sensing and Control
Products for USB Sensing and Control

PhidgetMotorControl LV

ID: 1060_0

Control up to two low current DC motors with this controller.

Replaced by 1065_1B

Replaced by the 1065 – PhidgetMotorControl 1-Motor

The PhidgetMotorControl LV is a USB based controller that can control two low-voltage brushed DC motors independently for direction, velocity and acceleration.

Many variations of brushed DC motors exist: permanent magnet motors, electromagnet motors, coreless motors, linear motors... the PhidgetMotorController can be used with any of these, as well as other devices like small solenoids, incandescent light bulbs, and hydraulic or pneumatic devices like small pumps and valves.

The board includes overcurrent protection and four Digital Inputs that can be used to convey the state of devices such as push buttons, limit switches, relays, and logic levels.

Output Controller Update Rate 30 updates/second
Response Time 30ms
Velocity Resolution 1.5%
Acceleration Resolution 0.11%
Acceleration Limit (-100% to +100% velocity) 250ms
PWM Frequency 2.5kHz
Minimum Power Supply Voltage 5VDC
Maximum Power Supply Voltage 12VDC
Continuous Motor Current 1.5A
Motor Overcurrent Trigger 1.5A
USB-Power Current Specification 100mA max
Device Quiesctent Current Consumption 20mA

Software Objects

Device Object Name Channel
DC Motor Output DCMotor 0 - 1
Digital Inputs DigitalInput 0 - 3

External Power Supply

The motors are powered from an external power supply. We recommend the following power supplies:

Comes packaged with


Code Samples


DCMotor Visual Studio GUI C# Windows Download
DCMotor Java Android Download
DCMotor JavaScript Browser Download
DCMotor Objective-C macOS Download
DCMotor Swift macOS Download
DCMotor Swift iOS Download
DCMotor Visual Basic .NET Windows Download
DCMotor Max/MSP Multiple Download
DigitalInput Visual Studio GUI C# Windows Download
DigitalInput Java Android Download
DigitalInput JavaScript Browser Download
DigitalInput Multi-Channel Example JavaScript Browser Download
DigitalInput Objective-C macOS Download
DigitalInput Swift macOS Download
DigitalInput Swift iOS Download
DigitalInput Visual Basic .NET Windows Download
DigitalInput Max/MSP Multiple Download

Software Objects

Channel NameAPIChannel
DC Motor Controller DCMotor 0 - 1
Digital Input DigitalInput 0 - 3


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